Monday, April 30, 2012

Treasure Hunt

How about a Treasure Hunt for some blog hopping fun. When you see this picture  . . .

. . . you will know that the Stampin' Up demonstrator is participating in the treasure hunt, and they will list a clue on their page. Keep track of the clues you find on 20 of the Stampin' Up demonstrators' blogs listed here . . . 
Once you've collected 20 different clues, email me at listing the 20 clues and the demonstrators' names, and you'll be entered to win FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise from me!

I have joined the Late Night Stampers Web Ring and by participating in the treasure hunt, I'm hoping that you will have a chance to see other designs from many Stampin' Up demonstrators. Let me know, if you find some really cool ideas along the way and I can pass them on to everyone.

Here is my clue:


The Big Shot is one tool I couldn't live without while stamping. If you have a Big Shot, what is your favorite die?
Have a fun time hunting!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Winner of the Weekend Sharing challenge

I was pretty excited to receive an email from Sherrill Graff today letting me know that I had been selected to win prizes from the Weekend Sharing challenge. I am a part of the Late Night Stampers group and there is always something going on, challenges to join, and the opportunity to visit with other Stampin' Up demonstrators. It's the best thing I could have done was to join this group. The other demonstrators that are a part of this group are so helpful and generous. I'll let you know when I receive my prizes and share with you.

I just realized that I haven't posted the baby mini scrapbook I made for little Bentley. I had intended the book to look like a diaper bag. The pockets have magnets on them as the closures.
I actually have 25 pictures, but I won't put them all on here.
I tried to make pages for the book that I recall taking of my kids when they were little.
Every baby will have a Sad Face sometime. Don't worry I do have a Happy Face page too.
The tag is pulled out on this page. The nipple part slides back into the pocket which has the lines on it.
Doesn't everyone take a picture of their baby with sunglasses on.
You might not see the other hand that I'm holding open, but the hands come together and if you put a picture of baby's face on the tag, open the hands, and it is just like Peek-a-boo.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tag Swap

Today I wanted to share with you a tag I made for a tag swap. I had to design a 4 x 6 tag using my take on a shabby chic design. I made eight tags of the same design, sent them to the gal putting on the swap, Laura Denison, and she will send me eight different tags from others that have joined the swap. I made my tag into a slider tag. By pulling the cord at the top of the tag, reveals a top and bottom piece from within the tag.

For the tag top, I wheeled the background and then stamped the Kindness Matters butterflies randomly over the white card stock piece. The Hello, Doily is embossed with white and then using a resist technique, I sponged baja breeze ink over the top. After wiping away the ink on the embossed image, it reveals the white doily. The white flowers are die cut flowers that I watered down to make flexible and pinched together. After drying, these little flowers become very hard. The leaves are die cuts. The satin, fabric flower is cut out using the three smaller circles on the circle die. I use a tea light to burn the edges, layer the circles, and added a pearl to the center. If you are interested in the slider card, you could Google it to find instructions or I would be glad to help, if you have any questions.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chambers April Stamp Club

Here are the two projects we are scheduled to make at stamp club today in Chambers. This graduation card has a fun fold and the tassel demo I found online is really cool. It uses 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon. You take about 8 inches of ribbon, fold it in half, and tie a knot close to the folded end. Cut just the slightest ribbing edge off of one side of the ribbon which enables you to pull the ribbon threads off. Once you've fulled the fibers off, you will have left the other side's ribbing. Just cut that off close to the knot. Such a simple way to make a tassel. You'll have to give it a try.

The other project is a envelope gift card/money holder. This money holder uses an A2 envelope in the center. If you want more specific directions, just email me and I can send you my directions.

You could use any color card stock that fits your graduate or this idea could be used for any occasion. Hope you like the ideas.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Retired Stampin' Up stamp list

Stampin' Up! Retiring Sets           

I'm working on getting some added features to my blog. Here's a link that should take you directly to  shop the retired stamp list on my Stampin' Up webpage and a link to the Summer Smooches promotion that is going on until the end of April. You might also notice I've put a link to follow me on Pinterest in the right hand column. Check out the links and let me know what you think.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Columbus Craft Show

It's been a while and I'm not sure where to even begin. I spent a great deal of March getting ready for the Columbus Craft Show so I guess I will start there. The craft show wasn't very successful, but I'm glad I went. I managed to fill a table with a variety of craft ideas. I have some close up pictures that I took as I was packing up. I had to get everything to fit into my car. The first picture has four candy holders. I made them out of terra cotta pots and glass bowls.
Here are my windowsill angels. If you click on the picture, it should enlarge so you can read the message on the front.
These are magnetic, sticky note holders. I made five of these.

 I found these spiritual journal books in Hobby Lobby a while back so decided to buy a few of them so I could make some bookmarks for them.
 You use 1 1/4 inch ribbon, a pony tail holder, and a flower to make the bookmark.
The pages of the brag books are made out of one sheet of 12 x 12 inch designer series paper. You score and fold the one sheet until you get a 3 x 3 inch book. I used my new mini cricut to cut the titles out and made covered a chipboard front and back cover to make the book.
The magnetic bookmarks sold really well at Christmas time so I made a spring looking one using a butterfly.
These two frames each measure 11 x 14. I added designer series paper behind the glass and can be used as a dry eraser board.
 I made three of the FAMILY frame designs.
I want to make more of the mini scrapbooks, but still can't seem to find enough time. I made two of these Random TOP 10 books. There are numbers on the pages throughout the book. You can put whatever you want into the books.
I made three sets of four coasters that match, out of tiles and designer series paper. You use mod podge to stick the paper to the tile and then give it several coats again of the mod podge and finally spray with a clear coat. I added a cork sheet on the back.

 Here are my wash cloth cupcakes with boxes. I have a little poem on a To: From: tag that goes with it.
 I made 16 of these guys.
 Here are my milk carton bunnies. I didn't sell any at the craft show, but sold them all to teachers at school for their grandkids.
Hope you didn't mind seeing all the crafty things I've made. If you have any questions, just email me and I can give more details.